Jim’s This & That, Feb 15-28

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JIM’S THIS & THAT: February 15-28, 2017 Jim’s This & That is a personal communication, begun by avid naturalist Jim Varnum, which strives to fulfill Jim’s vision of connecting individuals interested in the natural world — primarily in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area — with each other and with resources to increase an appreciation of nature.  If you have comments and questions about its content, or wish to receive – or not receive – Jim’s This & That e-mails, please contact nature_links@yahoo.com.   *** Q: What is on… Read More →

13 Things You Need to Know About the Poison Oak and Ivy Rash

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Please join us as Amy Martin teaches us all about Poison Ivy!

In this subversively funny talk, Amy Martin, author of Itchy Business: How to Treat the Poison Ivy and Poison Oak Rash, Prevent Exposure and Eradicate the Plant (www.Itchy.biz), shares her deep knowledge of poison oak and ivy gleaned from 12 years working in wildlife habitat management. Facts such as that soap is terrible for removing urushiol from the skin and the poison oak and ivy barrier creams that actually work. You’ll learn how humans are the only animal allergic to poison oak and ivy, and why your immunity to poison oak and ivy can change at any time. Understand that the rash is an allergy to be managed, not a poison to be extracted, and how you respond to its allergen depends on a number of factors. Discover the herbs that are far better treating the rash than jewelweed and effective topical minerals like Milk of Magnesia. Afterwards, share your story of rash woe. It’s an entertaining talk that will leave you itching for more.

From author of Itchy Business: How to Treat the Poison Ivy and Poison Oak Rash, Prevent Exposure and Eradicate the Plant. www.Itchy.biz Over her varied career spanning over four decades, Amy Martin has covered petroleum science and environmental issues, written trail reviews of parks and preserves, penned a book on herbology, and even served as a comedy critic. All these areas of expertise combine into Itchy Business. Martin articulates complex, provocative and sometimes highly technical issues in a way that is always coherent and comprehensive, but also eloquent and lightheartedly wry.

The March Chapter meeting:

Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Schedule:
6:30 Meet and eat
7:00 Introduction and Announcements
7:20 Featured Presentation
8:45 Adjournment

The meeting place for the March meeting is:

Meadows Conference Center
Oak Corner Conference Room
2900 Live Oak Street
Dallas, TX 75204
214-821-0911

As always all of our meetings are free and open to the public.

Hope to see YOU there!

The Dragonflyer Newsletter, Vol 67, January/February 2017

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The Dragonflyer Newsletter, Vol 67, January/February 2017

DF-67-FINAL

Backyard Medicine

Please join us as John Wolf of Wolfsong Farm teaches us about the medicines and foods that are growing in our backyards right now!

John Wolf is a Farmer and Forager at Wolfsong Farm, located on 18 acres in Rockwall and Kaufman Counties, Texas about 25 miles east of Dallas where seasonal clean food is grown and wild-crafted without the use of pesticides or artificial fertilizers.

You can learn more about John by visiting his web site at: https://www.facebook.com/WolfsongFarm

The February Chapter meeting:

Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Schedule:
6:30 Meet and eat
7:00 Introduction and Announcements
7:20 Featured Presentation
8:45 Adjournment

The meeting place for the February meeting is:

Meadows Conference Center
Oak Corner Conference Room
2900 Live Oak Street
Dallas, TX 75204
214-821-0911

As always all of our meetings are free and open to the public.

Hope to see YOU there!